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AROUND Cowpens - Gaffney - Spartanburg

Cowpens Battlefield RV Park, located in Gaffney, South Carolina is conveniently located just a few minutes off Highway 85 in between Spartanburg and Charlotte.


  •  1.5 miles from Cowpens National Battlefield

  • 7 miles from Gaffney Outlet Marketplace

  • 20 miles to the heart of Spartanburg, "Sparkle City" 

  • 25 miles to Clearwater Paper in Shelby, North Carolina

  • 6 miles to Cliffside-Duke Energy

  • Close to lots of shopping, dining, work projects, and more in Gaffney, Spartanburg, Cowpens, Blacksburg

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With so many Civil War sites in the South Carolina and North Carolina, it can be easy to forget that South Carolina played a critical role in helping to defeat the British during The Revolutionary War. 

To make the most of your visit to Cowpens National Battlefield, we suggest stopping at the visitor's center to watch an 18-minute video that provides a great base of knowledge for your battlefield experience. The film, shown on the hour, is quite interesting. If you arrive a little before the hour, you will have time to tour the small museum to learn more from the displays and artifacts. Interestingly, the battle lasted only about as long as the film, and was the turning point of the Revolutionary War in the South.

There is a 1.3-mile loop walking trail of the battlefield that begins behind the visitor's center. It takes about 45 minutes to walk the trail and read all the trail side information.

There is also a one-way 3.8-mile driving loop that goes around the perimeter of the battlefield. It has wayside stops with explanatory signs.

A picnic area is available. 

If you are in the area or on your way to Asheville, NC from the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport, make this a stop. It is a nice surprise, especially if you love history.

Allow at least an hour. Find out more HERE


Located just 50 minutes south of Charlotte, Gaffney Outlet Marketplace is located in the heart of the Carolina foothills, en route to many major southern destinations including Asheville, Greenville, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. The center's location is ideal for groups or as a day trip for visitors. Gaffney Premium Outlets is easily accessible directly off of I-85 at Exit 90 just after the giant Gaffney peach water tower. Local and regional Shop & Stay packages are available.


There's so much to do in the local area from visiting National and State parks do good shopping and dining and more. We've included some links below. 



If you find yourself in Spartanburg, Gaffney, Cowpens, Greenville, Blacksburg, or Charlotte and need a great place to park for the night, the week, the month, or longer, we hope you'll stay with us.


We welcome people in town working and are close to major projects like Cliffside-Duke Energy, Clearwater Paper, the Highway 85 project between Greenville, Spartanburg, Gaffney, and Charlotte, and more. You'll find a quiet place and peaceful sleep at Cowpens Battlefield RV Park. 

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